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The RENAAL Study is a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the renal protective effects of losartan in Type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy. The study has enrolled 1513 patients and is expected to continue for 3.5 years after the last patient has been entered. Eligible patients...
Poor glycaemic control and high blood pressure are two important risk factors for the development of retinopathy and nephropathy in Type 1 diabetes. The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) may be involved in this process, since treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors...
Clinical evidence points to a role for angiotensin II (Ang II) in the post-infarction remodelling of cardiac hypertrophy. The present study was designed to investigate the remodelling process in an animal model of myocardial infarction (MI) using the following criteria: 1) histological studies to...